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New thrust to India-Japan relations: A “Broader Asia” likely!

Paper No. 5337                                                  Dated 25-Dec-2012

Guest Column by Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi

Contending with China’s Territory Hunger


Paper No. 5324                                        Dated 13-Dec-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

Following the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in November, the CCP’s Hong Kong based mouthpiece, the Wen Weipo wrote that China’s efforts to protect its maritime rights will continue to increase. 

China Inflicts an Arms Race on Japan

Paper No. 5319                                        Dated 07-Dec-2012

By Dr Subhash Kapila

“China is changing its roles and missions and Japan needs to do that as well. Our capabilities must be a match for Chinese capabilities. If we are asked (to respond to a military threat), we can’t say: ‘Sorry, we are not prepared for that’. This is not an acceptable answer”.-------- Former Chief of Japanese Navy

Power Struggle in East Asia


Paper No. 5241                                                            03-Oct-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

The China-Japan conflict over the sovereignty of Diaoyu/Senkaku chain of islands in the East China Sea is almost over a month old now.  Such confrontations are not new.  But none before lasted so long. This time, the two countries clashed at the highest level.  Both have started gathering support from friendly countries to their point of view.  Neither side is willing to stand down even an inch.  Full military show of flag has come into play.

Strategic Lessons from China-Japan Stand Off


Paper No. 5234                                                                                      30-Sept-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

There is a serious question whether the ongoing face off between China and Japan would determine the future of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR)?



Paper No. 5224                                                    28-Sept-2012

By Dr. Subhash Kapila



Paper 1121                                                    17.09.2004

by Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations: 

Japan for over half a century has conscientiously followed pacifist policies. It has done so even at the cost of de-emphasising its legitimate security requirements. 


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